See also: hand, HAND, händ, hånd, hand., and hånd-

EnglishEdit

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Hand

  1. A surname​.

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Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Hank (chiefly western Ripuarian)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German *hand, northern variant of hant. The regular form in Moselle Franconian and some southern dialects of Ripuarian is Hand with a plural Hänn (< *hende) through the development: intervocalic -nd--nn-. The regular form in most of Ripuarian is Hank with a plural Häng (< *henge) through velarization and subsequently a corresponding development: intervocalic -ŋg--ŋŋ-.

These regular systems are preserved in Moselle Franconian and western Ripuarian. In many eastern and central Ripuarian dialects, the native velarization has to a large degree been reverted under the influence of standard German and surrounding varieties. This reversion, which has emanated from Cologne, is irregular, affecting -nk more than it does -ng-, and hence it has led to occasional variation between velarized and de-velarized forms within the inflectional paradigm of one word (compare Wand, Zand, schänge).

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Hand f (plural Hänn or Häng, diminutive Händche)

  1. (many dialects) hand

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural Hänn is used in Moselle Franconian and some southern dialects of Ripuarian. The form Häng is used in many Ripuarian dialects, including Kölsch.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German hant, from Old High German hant, from Proto-West Germanic *handu, from Proto-Germanic *handuz. Compare Dutch hand, English hand, West Frisian hân, Danish hånd, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (handus).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hant/
    • IPA(key): [hɑnd̥] (Swiss, Austro-Bavarian)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ant

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Hand f (genitive Hand, plural Hände, diminutive Händchen n or Händlein n)

  1. hand

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Hand n or f (genitive Hand or Hands, no plural)

  1. (soccer, informal) Short for Handspiel.
    Das war Hand!
    That was a handball!
    Das erste Hand war vor dem Strafraum, aber das zweite hätte Elfmeter geben müssen.
    The first handball was outside the box, but the second one should have been a penalty.

Usage notesEdit

  • Generally used without preceding articles, determiners, or adjectives. When they are used, however, they tend to be neuter rather than feminine.

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HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German hant, from Proto-West Germanic *handu, from Proto-Germanic *handuz.

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Hand f (plural Henn, diminutive Hendche)

  1. hand

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Low GermanEdit

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From Old Saxon hand, from Proto-West Germanic *handu, from Proto-Germanic *handuz. Compare Dutch hand, English hand, West Frisian hân, Danish hånd, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (handus).

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Hand m (plural Hänn' or Hänn)

  1. hand

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German *hand, northern variant of hant, from Proto-West Germanic *handu, from Proto-Germanic *handuz.

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Hand f (plural Hänn, diminutive Händchen)

  1. hand

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German Hand, Dutch hand, English hand.

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Hand f (plural Hend)

  1. hand
  2. handwriting